The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning and checkup. This basic appointment is one of the most important tools for maintaining your oral health. During the first part of your appointment a hygienist will clean your teeth. They will use several different tools to help remove plaque… Read more »

Learning About Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is caused by germs and bacteria from the plaque in your mouth and on your teeth. The bacteria from the plaque irritate your gums and eventually cause an infection that can lead to… Read more »

The Color of Your Tongue and Your Health

We all know that some foods can change the color of your tongue—and there’s no problem with that. But, what if your tongue is the wrong color when you haven’t eaten anything? Of course, we recommend visiting a dentist a soon as possible, but we’re happy to list a few things you possible reasons. One… Read more »

The Best & Worst Halloween Treats For Teeth

As your doorbell rings throughout All Hallow’s Eve, you will smile at kids’ adorable costumes while handing out tasty candy. However, you may worry about all of the candy these kids are receiving that evening, and how the sugars in these sweets will increase their risk for tooth decay. But you can make their evening… Read more »

Alleviating and Preventing Canker Sores

Canker sores are annoying and painful, and can make simple activities like eating and talking unpleasant. Generally, these sores don’t require dental treatment, and should fade on their own after a week or two. While no one is exactly sure what causes canker sores, some of the potential triggers include: An injury to your mouth…. Read more »

Knowing the Basics on Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that is often found in natural resources, like food and tap water, but we also need to nourish and strengthen our teeth each day with fluoride products to keep our smiles safe. As time passes by, minerals are added to and taken from your teeth, and that process is called remineralization… Read more »

Foods that Could Break Your Smile

Did you know that cracking your teeth—especially when eating—is rare? Unfortunately, it can happen. If you chomp on the right food at the wrong angle, it’s possible to break your pearly whites. To help you avoid cracking your teeth, we are happy to provide you with a few foods you should be wary of. Olive… Read more »

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, can be a serious condition if left untreated. There are two different types of gum disease and today we are going to give you a brief look at the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease and is often caused by… Read more »

Losing Baby Teeth: What Parents Need To Know

When permanent teeth develop, they cause the roots of a child’s baby teeth to reabsorb, making them loose. This looseness, on top of pressure from the permanent teeth, causes baby teeth to fall out so they can make way for the permanent ones. Here are a few things parents may want to know about this… Read more »